Li turned professional at age 16 and won the Volvo China Open last year on the European Tour, securing a two-year membership and qualifying for the Rio Olympics. He dedicated his first victory, the 2013 Johnnie Walker Championship, to his dog, Maisy.

His wavy brown hair and light beard would make him fit right in on the North Shore of Oahu, although he’s from Southport, England.

“Yeah, it’s a good spot to be in”, he said.

Thomas leads the U.S. Open after shooting a 63 in the third round, matching the major record for low score.

He must have a short memory. It is a USGA event, which was awarded to Trump National six years ago, well before Donald Trump made his foray into politics.

On a morning when winds deviated between 10 and 15 miles an hour, and some tricky pin placements added to the challenge on approach shots, Casey’s powers of recovery enabled him to get into position to challenge over the weekend.

South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen had looked like being the early pacesetter, the former Open champion going to the turn in 32 and picking up shots on the 11th and 15th, only to run up a double bogey on the 17th. I was just chasing a 63, which seems to be the magic score in the Majors. Scottie Scheffler, who just finished his junior year at Texas, had a 69 and amateur Cameron Champ had a 70 in his U.S. Open debut. McIlroy is headed for the Travelers Championship next week in CT, and he has three straight tournaments starting with the Irish Open through the British Open.

Rory McIlroy found that out the hard way.

He’s also big on the word “chill”, to describe his lifestyle. He didn’t hit a fairway after the 10th hole and shot a 78, his highest score in the U.S. Open. “I enjoyed the walk, the golf course is handsome, but I just didn’t execute”.

Following his round, Thomas was asked in a news conference what he would say to Miller – renowned for his straight-talking work as a broadcaster – when the two next met. “You’re not going to win it today”. Even just trying to take my medicine is very, very hard. He kept it in the short grass, the secret to Erin Hills that wouldn’t appear to be that hard with some of the widest fairways for this major.

The opening round was without Phil Mickelson for the first time since 1993.

Matsuyama and Reavie each shot a 7-under 65 in the second round of the U.S. Open.

He rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt on No. 5 from the edge of the green that broke so severely that he stood with his toes facing the hole and rapped the ball toward his left foot.

“As we all know, this game’s all about putting”, he said. As the story goes, Johnson replied, “No, you didn’t”. He’s Canada’s best golfer, and he has the weekend at the U.S. Open to reach yet another goal in his surging career.

Harman is playing in just his eighth major, and it’s only the third time he has made the cut. That’s more than Johnson can say this week. So far, he has proved he more than belongs.

Another warm, dry day is drying out the course during the second round of the U.S. Open, and the players are noticing a difference.

His withdrawal marked the end of a golfing era with the 117th US Open becoming the first major to not include Mickelson and/or Tiger Woods since the 1994 Masters.


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